Inspirational Stories

We are constantly immersed in stories—from
television news to films, novels and
TV programs. The inspiring real-life
stories we tell here are stories of faith,
hope and love, stories of challenges 
overcome as well as small unexpected
moments of grace.

More importantly, our inspiring true stories
are about and by people like you.
People who have discovered how to
live their lives with more hope and joy
and, through their stories and experiences,
have helped others to do the same.


Recent Inspirational Stories

Lauryn Lax, now healthy and strong

She knew she was sick, but until eight caring strangers confronted her, she didn't have the will to battle her eating disorder.

by Lauryn Lax
, Austin, Texas

The Vault's unique set up where customers serve themselves coffee.

According to the owner of "The Vault," a local coffee shop where you serve yourself and pay by the honor system, receipts are usually a bit over what they should be. 

Griffin encourages others to follow their dreams no matter what.

Homeless Florida teen, Griffin Furlong, becomes valedictorian of his high school class, sending an inspiring message to "never give up."

Years of “settling” can wear you down and steal your hope and joy. But, I’m here to tell you–it’s time you stop settling for less. It’s time you stop thinking that you don’t deserve to be truly happy.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Jim Hinch and his children

He thought parenting was something a couple did together, but when your wife is a busy pastor, sometimes you have to handle it solo.

by Jim Hinch
, San Jose, California

An elk pulls a marmot out of a water tank with it's mouth.

As Idaho zoo officials watched an elk circling a water tank, they had no idea what provoked the strange behavior. 

Jon Gordon

Belief can spur action, but sometimes, as motivational speaker and author Jon Gordon reminds us, it's the other way around.

by Jon Gordon
, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

I was raising a serious Doris Day fan, but was I exposing her to enough excitement and adoration for the Word of God? Would she know his voice as quickly?

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Blade embraces DD with love and gratitude.

A veteran believed suicide was the only respite from his pain–until DD, a rescue dog,showed up.

Andie MacDowell smiling

The actress offers a sneak peek of Season 2 of her Hallmark Channel series and reveals why she so closely identifies with her character, Judge Olivia Lockhart.  Read Andie's story!

An artist's rendering of a fuly furnished dollhouse

Her adult children were in transition, and so were her living arrangements. But a discarded dollhouse reminded her of her many blessings.

by Carolyn Graham
, Vidor, Texas

A father gives his daughter an unforgettable date.

You'll be touched to watch how this father shows his daughter how special she is. 

Tommy rests during mass.

After his owner died, Tommy attends her church every day, finding consolation in his mourning.

I do ask myself the question ... what would Jesus do? And I don’t think he’d be raising his middle finger or waving a gun or a misspelled sign and impeding YMCA buses.

by Edward Grinnan

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